, originally, a movable scaffold or stage, hence, what was exhibited on it, fr. LL. pagina
, akin to pangere
to fasten; cf. L. pagina
page, leaf, slab, compaginare
to join together, compages
a joining together, structure. See Pact
of a book.
- A theatrical exhibition; a spectacle. "A pageant truly played."
To see sad pageants of men's miseries.
- An elaborate exhibition devised for the entertainmeut of a distinguished personage, or of the public; a show, spectacle, or display.
The gaze of fools, and pageant of a day !
We love the man, the paltry pageant you.